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Fallingwater, Mill Run

A Frank Lloyd Wright house built over a waterfall, Fallingwater was named the "best all-time work of American architecture" in 2007 by the American Institute of Architects. The family house was commissioned by Edgar Kaufmann Sr., and Wright welcomed the challenge. Kaufmann once dared to go behind Wright's back to consult an engineer about the risky design. Wright was so offended that he threatened to leave the project. Kaufmann relented, and Wright buried the engineer's report in one of the walls. The house was the Kaufmann family's weekend retreat until 1963, when the family gave it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which opened it to the public. Notice the remarkable furniture--Wright designed it specifically for the space. Make Fallingwater a centerpiece of your Mill Run vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mill Run online trip itinerary planner .
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  • We visited Fallingwater in January, so the house is closed and no tours are offered. However, it is definitely worth visiting the grounds. We were able to visit the grounds at no cost because the incr...  more »
  • They say this is one of those things you need to see before you die and I couldn't agree more. It is so beautifully constructed, aesthetically breathtaking, rich in stories and the curation is nothing...  more »
  • Fallingwaters is Excellent so here's more scoop. It is remote. Mill Run has NO restaurants, NO shopping malls, it's literally in the woods. So plan accordingly to have your meal before (or after). The...  more »
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  • $10 is a bit pricey just for walking the grounds, but it’s a great experience for anybody that’s around the area. The falls was frozen that day, so entrance was free, but I’d have pay to go in regardless. :) The grounds were beautiful! And it was fun walking on the frozen ponds. But perhaps the place will look a lot better in summer where the falls actually fall.
  • Simply beautiful! This was one of the coolest experiences of my life so far...gettings to see a house with so much history and prestige. It cost $30 per person to go in the house, but I highly encourage it. Even if you aren't interested in architecture, you will be impressed with the tour!
  • What a beauty 😍 The drive there was gorgeous. Autumn leaves changing colors, hilly terrain, taking you on an adventure. When we got there, we were assign a group. If you want to see the inside of Fallingwater, you need to book in advance via their website. We munched on a few items from the cafe (they were yummy!) while we waited for the tour. The tour was nice and you got to know the owners and the history of the relationship between the architect and this family. The architecture itself is unique and it blends in with nature. One regret we have is that we didn’t get the chance to hit the trail. So will definitely be back and do some hiking.
  • The house is not too far once you are off the highway. There are some spots on the tour that would require some stairs, as well as some of the areas on the nature trail. If you can definitely take a walk through the property. Without a doubt, worth the trip.
  • Wanted to come here almost my entire adult life. It lived up to the hype! Just go! Buy your ticket online, wear comfy shoes. You cannot take pics inside which is truly a shame. I don't really understand that reasoning. The inside is so amazing! The outside pics will just have to lure you in! The house is a masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright, a true genius.

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